Who doesn’t love a good old snoop around the nation’s homes? Whether it's to get some new kitchen ideas, some living room decor inspiration or purely to find out what you can (or can't) afford, there's nothing better than some online house hunting.
Leading property website Rightmove (opens in new tab) has revealed the Rightmove most viewed properties that have piqued the interest of would-be buyers in 2021 to date, clocking up the highest number of views.
Let's take a look at the top five.
Rightmove most viewed properties 2021
Star status in Essex
This five-bedroom, six-bathroom luxury estate in Chigwell, Essex, is set over 52 acres of private land and comes in at a cool £15,000,000.
If that impressive exterior with its globe-style water fountain, glass frontage and whopping chandelier don't impress you, then you might be interested to learn that there's also an American barn-style stables, cinema room and Equestrian Centre with Olympic-sized riding area, amongst a host of others impressive features.
Did we mention the spa area with sauna, steam room, swimming pool and jacuzzi? Or the 10-car underground car port with car lift and turntable?
See more on this jaw-dropping property here (opens in new tab).
Downton Abbey vibes in Devon
History buffs will love Chanters House in Devon, which is steeped in character and dates back to the 14th century. Step into the grand reception hall with its solid oak flooring and large period fireplace, or go through to one of the reception rooms – perhaps the Cromwell Fairfax Room where it is believed Civil War was declared in the 17th century.
The centrepiece of this home, however, is The Great Library, which is home to around 22,000 books, and is the largest library west of Salisbury.
Ten bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, an indoor swimming pool within a walled garden, and tennis courts all add to what is a really spectacular and unique mansion. Up for sale at £5,950,000, you can see more on Chanters House here (opens in new tab).
Stately style in Surrey
Now this £30,000,000 Surrey mansion looks like it's straight out of the set of James Bond movie. Set in Godalming in over 30 acres, the mansion also comes with a stunning flat and two self-contained cottages – should you fancy a change of scenery!
In the main house there are 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, along with an indoor swimming pool with spa, gym and treatment room, a double-height party room, and even a bowling alley and home cinema.
Have a look at this property in more detail here (opens in new tab).
A Cornish waterside wonder
Dreaming of a coastal escape? Then this £2,500,000 detached home in Cornwall should fit the bill. With panoramic views over Restronguet Creek near Truro, you can enjoy those sunsets from the garden-facing windows, two balconies or landscaped garden.
There's access to the waters via a jetty below and this five-bedroom house includes a workshop, gym and a hot tub. Not surprisingly, it's the first time this house has ever been up for sale, as it was built about 20 years ago on one of the South West of England’s most coveted roads.
Make your coastal dreams a reality by finding out more here (opens in new tab).
Lake district home with a view
In the heart of the Lake District you'll find this £2,400,000 pad with unbelievably beautiful lake views to Coniston Old Man and the Langdales from all of its main rooms. Originally constructed in the 1930's, the five-bedroom house has its own jetty, too, so you can enjoy that waterside location all year round.
Elegant and spacious, the house also features a stunning kitchen and conservatory, four bathrooms and attractive, generous gardens.
You can find the listing for this breathtaking property here (opens in new tab).
Rightmove most viewed properties 2019
Glitz and glamour in Essex
This nine-bed detached property is set over one acre of landscaped gardens and features an annexe games room with two bedrooms amongst its amazing features.
Spread over 8,000 sq ft this spacious home also boasts a cinema room, huge open plan bespoke kitchen-family-breakfast-room complete with an electric Aga and integrated appliances by Miele and Gaggengau, including two dishwashers and a coffee machine.
Set behind large gates and along a pretty drive, this stunning home feels secluded and private, whilst being within easy reach of Debden, Chigwell and Loughton tube stations.
This property is listed for sale with John Thoma (opens in new tab) for £4,999,995.
The waterfront wonder in Cornwall
This spectacular five-bed waterfront home lies on Restronguet Point – a prominent 'millionaire's row' – and has panoramic views across the Carrick Roads and Restronguet Creek, and features slipway offering access to some of the UK's best sailing waters.
Standout features include a triple-aspect library, 60-foot long entertainment room with a bar and cinema and annexe with large sitting room, double bedroom and en-suite shower room.
This property is listed for sale with Lillicrap Chilcott (opens in new tab) for offers over £3.75 million.
The £30million Kensington mansion
Spread over five floors and 6,520 sq ft, this unique 7-bed family home is located in the Kensington's uber-exclusive Phillimore Estate – close to both Holland Park, Kensington Gardens and Kensington High Street.
Off street-parking, a generous dining room overlooking the garden and opulent interiors throughout all add to this property's appeal.
This property is listed for sale with Strutt & Parker (opens in new tab) for £30 million.
The home featuring it's very own spa
This 7-bed arts and crafts home is situated on a 1-acre private plot and is located close to the charming Cheshire village of Prestbury – a popular celebrity haunt.
It comes complete with a indoor swimming pool and hot tub, gym and games room featuring a cinema. The open plan David Lisle living-dining-kitchen with snug area also acts as the heart of this plush property.
This property is listed for sale with Gascoigne Halman (opens in new tab) for £3.95 million.
The Grade I listed country manor
Downton Abbey fans prepare to fall in love. Canonteign Manor is a beautiful 10-bed, Grade-1 listed property set within ten acres of private countryside.
Steeped in 400 years of history original features have been beautifully preserved, while modern touches – such as LED lighting – have been added to key living spaces.
Spread over 11,000 square feet this period property boasts log burners in all rooms, a staff apartment and swimming pool among it's impressive features.
This property is listed for sale with Fine & Country (opens in new tab) for £3.95 million.
Which is your favourite home from this list?
Laurie Davidson is a professional stylist, writer and content creator, who lives and breathes interiors. Having worked for some of the UK’s leading interior magazines, styled homes up and down the country and produced sets for TV shows, adverts and top brands, it’s safe to say Laurie has had a pretty exciting career. Find her on Instagram at @lifeofaninteriorstylist or over at lauriedavidson.co.uk
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